Menendez to HUD: get the lead out!

Menendez to HUD: get the lead out!

By:  Al Sullivan
Hudson Reporter

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D–NJ) said children living in federally-subsidized housing are at risk of exposure, partly because of antiquated regulations by HUD, a federal agency that oversees housing projects as well as private property rented under federal Section 8 programs.

Jersey City has the most public housing projects in Hudson County, and Section 8 rentals are scattered through every municipality. Lead inspections are inadequate on older homes that typically used lead-based prior to a federal ban on lead imposed in 1978, Menendez said.

“No child should have to grow up in a home where simply breathing could hurt them," said Sen. Robert Menendez.

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